What is care farming?

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices

Care farms: 

  • Deliver health, social or specialist educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups of people. 
  • Provide a programme of farming-related activities for individuals with a defined need
  • Provide supervised, structured, bespoke care services on a regular basis for service users
  • Are commissioned to provide services by a range of referral agencies 
  • Deliver services for adults, young people and children
We have developed some useful resources (films, leaflets, case studies etc.) to explain more about care farming - please see links below.

What is care farming? - A short film

Care farming - leaflet

A downloadable leaflet is available here

Scale of care farming in the UK - reports and overviews

Regular snapshots of the care farming sector since 2007 here

Care farming case studies

Care farming case studies - from care farms and commissioners are available here

An overview of care farming

See here

Principles of care farming

A short film and a presentation covering care farming origins, where it fits within green care, working with service users, referrals and more about how care farming works 

What is care farming?  - A narrated presentation


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